Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicCelebrities · 1 decade ago

who were the winners of the first grammy awards?

my sister and I are watching the 51st grammy's together on tv and are just wondering...

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    he first Grammy Award was held on May 4, 1959, in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel. There were 28 award categories, and aside from one nominee each in the Best Country & Western Performance (The Everly Brothers) and Best Rhythm & Blues Performance (The Champs) categories, nary a rock 'n' roller can be found among the nominees. Instead, the Best Vocal Performance nominees included names like Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Perry Como, Doris Day, Eydie Gorm, and Keely Smith. By contrast, the 1997 awards saw Grammys given to winners in 91 categories, and rock, soul, and hip-hop performers have long since replaced the crooners and pop songbirds of the '50s.

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